Rob Mathews

Instructor of Marketing and Management

WB 205 A  Phone: 765-285-9110  Fax: 765-285-9003

Department of Marketing and Management
Whitinger Business Building, room 309
2000 W. University Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306

Robert D. Mathews is an instructor of entrepreneurship. He teaches introduction to entrepreneurship, market research, the business plan, and entrepreneurial design.

Mathews' primary role is to mentor students on researching, compiling, writing, presenting, and defending new venture business plans. He also leads student teams in entrepreneurial consulting projects. During his tenure at Ball State University, he has led student teams in the Military 2 Market initiative between the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division and Department of Defense. He has also aided the Entrepreneurship Center in various outside partnerships. Mathews has also been involved in curriculum development and led youth programs, Mini Society and EntrePrep. He served on the selection committee for the Blue Chip Enterprise awards. Mathews won the Entrepreneurial Support award in 2001 and 2006 for his contributions to the Ball State University Entrepreneurship Program.

Mathews earned his undergraduate degree in entrepreneurship and MBA from Ball State University. While earning his undergraduate degree, he received the Outstanding New Venture Plan Award. In addition, Mathews is trained in Simplex Applied Creativity levels I and II.

Mathews was part owner and Vice President of San Marco Realty, Inc. San Marco Realty, Inc., a retail home improvement business as well as a real estate company located in Marco Island, Florida. During his tenure in the business, he led a complete remodel that resulted in more than a 100% increase in revenues. Mathews is currently majority owner and Managing Member of 67 Realty, LLC in Pendleton, IN. Mathews currently manages all strategic activities of the business, including marketing, finance, and seasonal procurement. Mathews was a finalist for the Hardware Retailing magazine's Young Retailer of the Year Award in 1999 and 2000, and his business was a finalist for True Value Company's Best Hardware Store in Town Award in 2008, 2009, and 2010.

Mathews enjoys his family, golf, softball, attending sporting events, and church activities.